Walking through the Eilandspolder

Hiking in Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 181363

Provided by: Groots Genieten

9708 232
6.8 km
01:41 h
385 kcal
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Walk from De Rijp to Eilandspolder and enjoy an open and expansive panorama. The meadow area attracts many birds such as the curlew and the black-tailed godwit, but waterfowl also enjoy paddling on the many lakes and wide waterways. The call of reed warblers sounds through the plumes of the reed beds and makes for a wonderful walk. More to the east, the Eilandspolder has been set up as a bird area by Staatsbosbeheer. Here the polder has a swampy and more vegetated character, where the canals become smaller and the birds can be more sheltered and hidden. The many cycling and hiking trails make the area very accessible. You can rent bicycles, canoes, whisper boats or rowing boats in various places. The cafes have jetties where you can moor and it is also very nice to visit the bird hide on the ring dike of the Schermer. Anyway, it is best to take a walk through Eilandspolder armed with binoculars, so that you can take a look at the many natural inhabitants of the polder area on occasion. The route ends at Het Wapen van Munster. The menu consists of refined dishes, many of which are made with fresh regional products. In the informal, friendly atmosphere you can enjoy an extensive dish or a smaller snack and one of the wines from the extensive wine list, while the cozy bar invites you to order a delicious cold beer or glass of lemonade.

During the breeding season from March 15 to June 15, you cannot walk between junction 53 and 42.

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# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats | Wollandje in De Rijp (1483 WG, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
40 (1483BK, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.36 km
12 (1483AN, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.75 km
66 (Oosteinde, 1483AE, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.96 km
42 (1464PB, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.41 km
43 (1843JP, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.49 km

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